At BVP, we like to celebrate the small wins along the way and infuse joy into our daily work. Last week FUNbruary came to a close, but the fun and joy continues. Today is the 100th day of school, so scholars created visuals of “100 things” that represent their time spent learning so far.



This year, BVP staff also wanted to get in on the action.  Below, you’ll find 100 six-word-stories in honor of our 100th day.  If you’re not familiar with six word stories, you can read more about them here. To summarize, they are stories distilled into short phrases– six words to be exact (Ernest Hemingway wrote the most famous one). We asked staff to respond to any of the following questions using their six word stories:

  • In six words, describe BVP.
  • Why do you teach?
  • Why do you teach at BVP?
  • What does school choice mean to you?

Enjoy their responses, below, and happy 100 days!

Your path to success begins here.
Long hours. Hard work. Endless rewards.
School choice equals power and opportunity.
To create opportunities for our children.
Enjoy helping children learn and grow.
To inspire ALL of our learners.
To give more than I had.
Fail, succeed, revel in your greatness.
Inspiring…scholars…BVP = path to college.
Choice means quality; choice determines future.
Listen. Understand. Then, power becomes yours.
Scholars hold keys to the future!
Making a difference in students’ lives.
Opportunity for my students and myself!
Critical thinkers grow our art studio.
Everyone deserves a chance at greatness.
A challenge that’s worth every minute.
Seeing the “Lightbulb Effect” in scholars.
It’s for the kids, always was.
Every scholar deserves a relentless champion.
Teaching to give back, to learn.
To equip all with critical consciousness.
Children defying fate of their zipcode.
Catch them early and let’em soar.
Mission: Closing achievement and opportunity gaps.
School Choice: More chances. Brighter futures.
It matters. Every moment, every day.
Reading a book, she slowly smiles.
Can’t jump quietly into important change.
I teach to make a difference.
It’s the place “they” becomes “us.”
Setting scholars up for lifelong success.
I teach to change the future.
Scholars, not students, showing PRIDE everyday.
Helping kids achieve dreams of college.
Success grows legs within these walls.
Growth/support for scholars and staff!
Challenges keep teachers and scholars engaged!
Plethora of possibilities to passionately pursue.
Passionate teachers helping students to succeed.
Build confidence, open doors, shape futures.
Shaping scholar stories every single day.
Education determines destiny–carve yours out.
There is no work more important.
Opportunities regardless your lot in life.
Revealing opportunity and unleashing untapped potential.
For our scholars, for our future.
One goal. Many different learning styles.
Quality education can change the world.
The click, the ah-ha, the smile! 🙂
Intentionally diverse community committed to excellence.
Zip code is not your destiny.
Giving scholars the love they deserve.
Scholars, families, and education come first!
All in for Rhode Island’s kids.
Educational opportunity catalyzes equality and understanding.
Deeper relationships; the magic of mathematics.
All choices should be absolutely amazing.
Zip codes only matter when mailing.
Parents Choose, Together We Change Futures!
Reward for work is the work.
PRIDE plus great teaching equals AWESOMENESS!
Passionate teachers, scholars, and families collaborating.
Providing all children positivity they deserve.
“Rigorous education; expecting much; benefiting all.”
Giving kids the opportunites I missed.
Live it, love it…the end.
Zip code does not determine destiny.
I teach to enliven and encourage.
Kids fall in love with science.
Every child should have a path.
School choice is the only choice.
Scholars are the future of America.
Help scholars see, believe, reach potential.
To help scholars achieve their dreams.
I teach to help all succeed.
School choice in education is liberating.
Dedicated staff, enthusiastic students, true learning!
Teaching: instructing humans to be humane.
Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Enthusiasm.
I want my work to matter.
Rigor, Collaboration, Equality, Never Giving Up.
I Inspire to change the world.
Teaching kids makes my heart glad.
Proudly, they changed couldn’t to could!
Children should all have equal opportunities.
Providing equal opportunity in unequal world.
Respect the profession. Teach to grow.
I teach to change childrens’ lives.
Small steps creating your own path.
Every kid deserves great public schools.
Fair and equal education for all.
Scholars deserve more than status quo.
A ticket out of the circle.
One hundred percent about our scholars.
A place to make a difference.
Innovative laboratories for public school reform.
Defying the odds, year after year.
Community 100 percent focused on scholars.
Joyful Rigorous Learning for Every Scholar.

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